Article by Chris Bolster, Powell River Peak
One man was arrested and a sizeable amount of marijuana seized after Powell River RCMP officers raided WeeMedical Dispensary Society.
Police executed a court-backed search warrant for the unlicensed storefront at 4493 Marine Avenue on Thursday, June 9.
“Police seized a large amount of what’s believed to be marijuana from various different jars and bags and an undisclosed amount of cash,” said constable Tim Kenning.
A 34-year-old male employee was arrested but later released from police custody. He faces potential criminal code charges of both possession and trafficking of a controlled substance, said Kenning.
The RCMP investigation is in its early stages and is ongoing, he added.
Kenning said he understands that Canadian laws prohibiting marijuana could be changing in the future, but that does not affect how the RCMP is approaching organizations such as WeeMedical.
“RCMP is a federal organization and we follow the laws as they are written today. Should they be changed in the future we will follow those,” said Kenning.